Most of us would have seen or used a water dispenser in our lives. They have been around for a really long time now. The technology did keep changing and the water dispenser companies kept improving on their earlier designs. Many companies like Kent make water dispensers and each and every water dispenser has different functionalities, but the general concept is dispensing clean and purified water.
If you are planning to purchase a water dispenser and have questions in your mind, a few frequently asked questions about water dispensers are answered here. Go through these six frequently asked questions that would clear all your doubts:
- What Is the Difference between RO and UV Water Purifier?
These are the most common water purifier types. RO stands for Reverse Osmosis and UV stands for Ultra Violet. RO uses the technique of reverse osmosis to purify water and UV uses ultra violet light as it is known to kill all viruses and bacteria.
An RO purifier uses an RO filter that filters the dissolved solids and invisible particles. It removes all these solids from the water and makes it drinkable. The water tastes a bit like the mineral water bottles that are available in the market.
UV-purified water, on the other hand, tastes totally like normal water and removes bacteria as well as all the invisible and hard-to-find viruses using ultra violet radiation. You get pure water and with the same watery taste.
- Which One Purifies Better: RO or UV?
An RO purifier purifies better than a UV purifier, but RO purifier only purifies the solvents that are in the water. It is difficult for an RO purifier to purify the water from invisible bacteria and viruses. UV ensures that there is no virus or bacteria in your water. There are purifiers that combine both the technologies to give the ultimate pure water experience, but they are quite expensive.
- Does the Water in the Mounted Container Go Bad?
No, it doesn’t. The mounted water is circulated each and every time new water is added to the container. As the container water gets below some level, the UV or RO process starts and fills up the container again. The old water gets circulated when fresh water is added to the container.
- The Container Is Filling Slower Than Usual. What Seems to Be the Problem?
There are various reasons for this to happen, but the most common one is that your RO/UV container is depleted. You need to regularly change that RO/UV container; otherwise the water wouldn’t get purified. Some RO/UV purifiers have an indicator for changing the container. Therefore, you wouldn’t have to worry about it if your purifier has this indicator.
In case the container isn’t the problem, you should immediately call a technician and stop drinking water from that purifier. The water might not be fit to drink as it either has not been purified or has been polluted even further.
- What Is the Desirable Quality of Water?
Many people wonder if their purifier has the quality that is permitted as drinkable by the standards of the country. According to the Bureau of Indian Standards, the drinking quality should have 500 ppm of TDS content (Total Dissolved Salts) or less than this. For places where water isn’t available, 2000 ppm is also permissible. Make sure your purifier has a TDS rating of 500 ppm or less.
- Does RO Purifier Also Remove Important Minerals from Water?
This is a misconception by many. RO purifiers only remove minerals that are harmful and contribute to higher TDS as compared to the essential minerals in the water. So, there’s no need to be concerned about this as almost all water purifiers only remove harmful minerals from the water!
These answers must have covered almost all queries you have had about water dispensers. You can now peacefully purchase and use water dispensers at home. If you still have any doubt, share it in the comments section below.